Mustafa Toruntay, Chairman of the Self-Transport-İş Union, published a message on the occasion of the '18 March Çanakkale Martyrs' Day and the anniversary of Çanakkale Victory Stating that we should keep the memories of our martyrs to eternity, Toruntay used the following expressions:
“When the date shows March 18, 1915, the Turkish Nation turned the struggle for existence into a heroic epic. Çanakkale Victory is one of the most honorable and brightest pages in Turkish history. This victory not only imposed the indivisible unity of the Turkish nation to the imperialist powers surrounding us, but also gave strength to the national struggle. Our nation succeeded what seemed impossible and made the whole world say “Çanakkale is Impassable” with the love of homeland.
With great sacrifices, our great nation and our heroic army, which has no other example in the world, kazanThis victory that he has given us must be told to future generations, we must protect this beautiful homeland that has been entrusted to us. With these feelings and thoughts, on the occasion of the 18 March Çanakkale Martyrs' Day and the 106th anniversary of the Çanakkale Victory, we have mercy on our martyrs and veterans, especially Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his comrades in arms, who defended the homeland at the expense of their lives and made us feel the pride of this great victory. I remember you with gratitude and gratitude”